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by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

The Recording Academy's GRAMMY Recordings and Atlantic Records announce the release of the 2017 GRAMMY Nominees album - which is now available in stores and via all digital retailers. (more...)

Bergen Performing Arts Center Presents Sharon IsbinBergen Performing Arts Center Presents Sharon Isbin
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Bergen Performing Arts Center located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood, New Jersey presents Sharon Isbin sponsored by The Frank & Lydia Bergen Foundation-Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 3PM. Purchase tickets at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling bergenPAC's Box Office at 201.227.1030.  (more...)

Old School Square to Present Nine Audience-Wowing Concerts & Shows in FebruaryOld School Square to Present Nine Audience-Wowing Concerts & Shows in February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

???????Old School Square is presenting nine amazing shows and concerts in February. Tickets for all of them are available for online purchase now at www.OldSchoolSquare.org. (more...)

Electric Youth to Debut Two Shows at The Black BoxElectric Youth to Debut Two Shows at The Black Box
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2017

Electric Youth (EY) 2017, the international touring ensemble of talented singer-dancers trained at the Franklin School for the Performing Arts (FSPA), headlines at THE BLACK BOX in downtown Franklin on Saturday, January 28, debuting two shows at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. Backed by an eight-piece band of world-class musicians, Electric Youth delivers a fun, high-energy evening of family entertainment with an extensive range of contemporary pop, classic rock, Broadway and country hits for audiences all ages. The EY shows at THE BLACK BOX will feature fully choreographed performances of Michael Buble, Colbie Caillat, The Black Crowes, Guns N' Roses, Queen, Carrie Underwood, The Who, Stevie Wonder and more. (more...)

Birdland Jazz Club Announces February 2017 ScheduleBirdland Jazz Club Announces February 2017 Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Birdland will kick-off their exciting month of programming with the following acts: (more...)

Tickets on Sale for A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN at A.C.T. This SummerTickets on Sale for A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN at A.C.T. This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the Human Be-In, which took place on January 14, 1967 in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) announced today that single tickets are now on sale for the upcoming production of the critically acclaimed musical, A Night with Janis Joplin (June 7-July 2, 2017). (more...)

Grammy-Winning Music Legend Dionne Warwick Joins BOOMERoom Music NetworkGrammy-Winning Music Legend Dionne Warwick Joins BOOMERoom Music Network
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Grammy Award winning DIONNE WARWICK and her peers have inspired the BOOMERoom® Music Network (www.BOOMERoom.com) to create and launch the first “ NEWdies® ” Radio Station (more...)

Broadway Stars Power Spring 2017 Special Events at Goodman TheatreBroadway Stars Power Spring 2017 Special Events at Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

This spring, Goodman Theatre hosts two Tony Award winning special guests for its annual spring fundraisers, which support the theater's Education and Engagement programs.  (more...)

Emily Wade Adams to Tribute Amy Winehouse at Feinstein's/54 BelowEmily Wade Adams to Tribute Amy Winehouse at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Emily Wade Adams in her own Amy Winehouse tribute show on February 1. (more...)

VIDEO: Cynthia Erivo Performs 'The Impossible Dream' at KENNEDY CENTER HONORSVIDEO: Cynthia Erivo Performs 'The Impossible Dream' at KENNEDY CENTER HONORS
by TV News Desk - Dec 30, 2016

Cynthia Erivo turned to Facebook this week to share video of her moving performance of MAN OF LA MANCHA's 'The Impossible Dream' from this year's KENNEDY CENTER HONORS. (more...)

George Michael Tribute Channel, 'Faith,' Launches on SiriusXMGeorge Michael Tribute Channel, 'Faith,' Launches on SiriusXM
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2016

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George Michael: A Celebration of a Talent Gone Too SoonGeorge Michael: A Celebration of a Talent Gone Too Soon
by Richard Best - Dec 27, 2016

On December 25th, Christmas Day, George Michael passed away at his Oxfordshire home leaving a stunned and saddened music community. After the news broke, fans turned to social media the man whose unique voice will live on forever in their hearts. He was 53. (more...)

Old School Square Launches 2017 with Five Amazing Concerts & Shows in JanuaryOld School Square Launches 2017 with Five Amazing Concerts & Shows in January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2016

Old School Square is presenting five audience-wowing shows in January, all perfect ways to start the New Year. (more...)

Broadway Series and More Highlight January Music Events at the Black BoxBroadway Series and More Highlight January Music Events at the Black Box
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

Broadway's Matthew Scott headlines a one-night-only show at THE BLACK BOX, downtown Franklin's theater, music and event venue. The January 21 concert highlights a full month of music series entertainment to kick off the New Year.  A suburban hub for great music, THE BLACK BOX is located at 15 West Central Street. (more...)

Sting Makes Special Appearance at Rob Mathes Holiday ConcertSting Makes Special Appearance at Rob Mathes Holiday Concert
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

On Sunday, December 18 the Schimmel Center presented Emmy® Award winner and Grammy®, Tony® and Drama Desk nominated Rob Mathes in a Holiday concert that featured musicians from SNL, David Letterman's Late Show, and Paul Simon's band. Powerhouse vocalists Vaneese Thomas and James "D-Train" Williams rounded out the ensemble. Rob Mathes is known as a Musical producer, arranger and director for artists such as Carly Simon, Rod Stewart, Bruce Springsteen, James Taylor, Aretha Franklin, Beyonce , Bono, Elton John, Yo-Yo Ma and Renee Fleming. In 2009 he musical directed President Barak Obama's inauguration which was one of the most viewed events in the 21st Century. (more...)

Tony Nominee Mary Bridget Davies to Make Feinstein's/54 Below Debut This WinterTony Nominee Mary Bridget Davies to Make Feinstein's/54 Below Debut This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

Tony Award nominee Mary Bridget Davies, of Broadway's A Night with Janis Joplin, makes her soulful concert debut at Feinstein's/54 Below on Friday, January 6th, 2017. (more...)

Clive Davis & Recording Academy to Honor BET Networks Chair Debra L. LeewithClive Davis & Recording Academy to Honor BET Networks Chair Debra L. Leewith
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

Clive Davis and The Recording Academy® will present the annual Pre-GRAMMY® Gala on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif (more...)

Art & Music Communities Team for Lennon-Inspired 'Imagine There's No Hunger' ConcertArt & Music Communities Team for Lennon-Inspired 'Imagine There's No Hunger' Concert
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

In its ongoing mission to support meaningful causes through the arts, The Jerry Garcia Foundation will host a Holiday Concert at the HarmoniaYoga Arts Studio on December 16 th to benefit WhyHunger. (more...)

BWW Review: Broadway's Tony Winning Melba Moore Brings FOREVER MOORE to CatalinaBWW Review: Broadway's Tony Winning Melba Moore Brings FOREVER MOORE to Catalina
by Don Grigware - Dec 12, 2016

On Friday December 9 and Saturday December 10 Chris Isaacson Presents brought us the incomparable R&B recording artist Melba Moore with her CD release party for 'Forever Moore' at Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood. Moore is no stranger to Broadway audiences who remember her Tony-winning portrayal in Purlie and a string of other hits including Hair, Ain't Misbehavin', Les Miserables and Chicago among many others. Once you have attended one of her live concerts, you are electrified and changed for good. Moore sings passionately from the very depths of her soul. She has been known for her p (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Laguna Playhouse and Lythgoe Family Panto's SLEEPING BEAUTY AND HER WINTER KNIGHTPhoto Flash: First Look at Laguna Playhouse and Lythgoe Family Panto's SLEEPING BEAUTY AND HER WINTER KNIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2016

Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham and Lythgoe Family Panto are thrilled to announce a very special holiday event, Cozi Zuehlsdorff ("Dolphin Tale" Films), Joely Fisher (Broadway: Cabaret, "Desperate Housewives"), Barry Pearl ("Grease"), The Book of Mormon's Benjamin Schrader, Jeff Sumner (Genie in Disney's Aladdin-A Musical Spectacular), "American Idol" finalist Vonzell Solomon and Conor Guzman (Pasadena Playhouse; The Fantasticks) starring in SLEEPING BEAUTY AND HER WINTER KNIGHT, book by Kris Lythgoe, choreography by Spencer Liff, musical supervisor Michael Orland, musical direction by Michael Sobie and directed by Linda Goodrich. "Last year's holiday confection returns with an all-new Lythgoe Family Panto event on our stage!" comments Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham. Remarks Becky Lythgoe, "We are delighted to be back at the Playhouse with our second show and with this extraordinary cast for a truly magical holiday show!" SLEEPING BEAUTY AND HER WINTER KNIGHT will begin performances on Wednesday, December 7; will open on Friday, December 9 at 7:30pm and will run through Friday, December 30, 2016 at the Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach.  (more...)

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